Coinvanish Volume 2
Following up his first coin magic book, Dan Watkins brings to coin magic enthusiasts, Coinvanish Volume 2. Dan has pulled out all the stops with this new book, which is double the size of his original Volume 1. The material in this volume is focused predominantly for walk-around performers, standing with spectators, without a table, that work out of your pockets. Most of the routines utilize commonly available gaff coins (shell, flipper, C/S coin, and C/S/B set).
The Middle Finger Backclip – Also taught in Coinvanish Volume 1, this time Dan reviews and expounds upon this versatile utility sleight with added illustrations and work not tipped in Volume 1.
The Holster Holdout – An innovative one coin holdout that can be worn with varied clothing choices such as a tee-shirt and shorts or full business suit.
4 Coins, Your Hands - Arguably worth the price of admission alone, Dan has created a revolutionary Coins Across routine that number of well respected professionals believe is one of the best coins across routines ever created. Why? From the spectators' perspective, all of the magic happens in a spectator's hands. The coins vanish one at a time from their right hand and arrive one at a time in their left. One gimmick is used, low level of difficulty. To read more about this ground breaking routine click HERE.
Three Way Crossing – A very clean stand up coins across routine where three coins travel, one at a time, from the left hand to the right hand. Before and after each coin travels, both hands are clearly seen, palm up, to contain the appropriate number of coins. One gimmick is used, moderate level of difficulty.
Coinvention Crossing – Similar to "Three Way Crossing", this is the routine Dan performs and teaches on the upcoming Coinvention DVD. This routine is more visual in nature and includes a wonderful interlude where a coin is seen to go across, but then immediately appears not to have gone. One gimmick is used, moderate level of difficulty.
CSB Assault – Dan created this Copper/Silver/Brass routine to specifically meet the following requirements: To not purposefully tip that any extra coins are in play, eliminate any trips to the pocket, to not use coin purse switches, perform standing, without a table, to use the spectator's hands, and have the coins examinable at the beginning and end of the routine. The routine includes a rapid fire triple transposition that occurs in and out of a spectator's hands, without the magician's hands even coming together. A standard C/S/B gimmick set is used, moderate level of difficulty.
Barley Hop – A very entertaining routine whereby a copper and silver coin keep returning to the left hand after they are placed in a pocket. The surprise ending is suited perfectly to the restaurant/bar magician. One gimmick is used, low level of difficulty.
Simple 4 Coin Production – As the name suggests, this is a very easy, yet deceptive four coin production. Dan's intent is to teach a four coin production that doesn't require difficult sleight of hand. It also demonstrates that the simplest methods can often create stunning magic. Ungimmicked, very low level of difficulty.
Fingertip Sticky Coins – Is a streamlined version of "The Gadabout Coins" from J.B. Bobo's Modern Coin Magic that happens with coins at the fingertips. A coin is taken out of a fan held at the magician's fingertips and is placed into his pocket only to appear back in the fan of coins at the fingertips. This repeats, and then suddenly, all the coins vanish. Ungimmicked, low to moderate level of difficulty.
3 Try – One coin is produced which then visibly travels from the fingertips of one hand to the fingertips of the other. Dan repeats the effect with two coins, and then strangely, all the coins vanish. A specialty gimmick is used: the same one as "Coinvanish Trio" from Coinvanish Volume 1), low to moderate level of difficulty.
Comb bound, 45 8.5" by 11" pages, fully photo illustrated.
What are others saying about Coinvanish Vol. 2?
Bob Kohler posted in this Magic Cafe thread: "Dan's new book is a fun read that has much to offer the serious coinworker. If you love coins it's a must have..." Regarding "4 Coins, Your Hands": "Dan tipped the routine to me in its infancy. No doubt that it's a closer. The handling is superior. The power of the effect is devastating. I believe "4 Coins, Your Hands" has set the bar very high for the coins across plot. It's about as interactive with a spectator as it can possibly be. Since the magic happens in the spectator's hands the reactions are off the chart. The way Dan's routine builds as each phase get better/more visual/more fair really takes the audience to a place of deep mystery."
Curtis Kam wrote a very nice review on the Magic Cafe that can be found HERE.
Marc DeSouza writes, "Coinvanish Volume 2 reaches for some lofty goals and attains them. Dan's writing is excellent and not only teaches the theory and mechanics of the routines, but conveys the mood and excitement of them as well. Among the highlights are his "4 Coins, Your Hands", which is one of the most stunning Coins Across routines I've ever seen (and certain to wind up in the working repertoire of many magician's, including myself) and his "CSB Assault", which will send you immediately to your gaff case to try it out. It has some incredible visual transpositions including an instant change that takes place as you drop the coins into the spectator's hands. Hurry up with Volume 3...I want more!"
Doug Brewer writes, "I love 4 Coins, Your Hands. It's one of the few new close-up effects that I've gotten excited about in a while! Dan again gives us outstanding coin magic with his second volume of routines. His easy-going style is easy to read, making it stress-free to learn his great effects."
Dean Dill writes, "I love the way Dan Watkins thinks out his routines, and the way he weaves his material. Coinvanish Vol. 2 is a new fresh look at Coin Magic, I recommend his material."
Dr. Michael Rubinstein writes: "The production of the book is outstanding, I wish photos for my own book looked at good and clear! I really enjoyed the idea for your holdout - its a very practical solution for today's working magician!"
If you want to read more: click here to read the "Forward" from Coinvanish Volume 2.
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Click here to read the "Forward" from Coinvanish Volume 2.
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